James Phillis
CEO ANZ
SMEC

James Phillis

James Phillis has been in the role of Chief Executive Office of SMEC Australia & NZ (ANZ) since 2018. He is responsible for providing leadership, direction, operational management and governance to the ANZ businesses.

James has recently and is undertaking leadership and governance roles on a number of large, significant infrastructure projects including Sydney Metro Northwest (both OTS and SVC contracts), NorthConnex M1-M2, WestConnex M4 East IC, Snowy Hydro 2.0 and Melbourne’s North East Link.

James Phillis is a highly experienced professional with more than 30 years’ experience in Senior Director and Executives roles establishing, building and leading engineering businesses across a broad range of industries. James first joined the company as the Regional Director – NSW/ACT and has delivered projects and business growth in challenging and highly complex environments in Australia, New Zealand, UK, the Americas and Southeast Asia.

Champions of Change Consult Australia

James Phillis is a Member of  Champions of Change Consult Australia group established in 2017 in partnership with Consult Australia. The group brings together CEOs and Regional Managing Directors of some of Consult Australia’s premier member firms. The group is committed to bringing about change and advancing equality in this traditionally male dominated profession.